Environment Canada issues another heat warning for Metro Vancouver

Jul 16 2018, 1:21 pm

Following a weekend heat warning, Environment Canada issued another weather statement for Metro Vancouver.

According to Environment Canada, the summertime heat will continue over much of the inner-south coast early this week.

On Monday, inland areas can will experience day-time highs of at least 28°C and some areas will feel as hot as 32°C.

The heat warning applies to the following areas:

  • City of Vancouver – including Burnaby and New Westminster
  • Metro Vancouver – northeast including Coquitlam and Maple Ridge
  • Metro Vancouver – southeast including Surrey and Langley
  • Metro Vancouver – southwest including Richmond and Delta
  • North Shore – including West Vancouver and North Vancouver

Some slightly cooler weather is in store beginning mid-week as an on-shore flow develops.

Temperatures will dip to 25°C, and the sunshine will continue through to the weekend.

Environment Canada

During heat waves, Environment Canada and Medical Health Officers are reminding Metro Vancouver residents to take the following precautions:

  • Stay hydrated by drinking cold beverages (preferably water) irrespective of your activity intake. Don’t wait until you are thirsty.
  • Keep cool
    • Spending time in an air-conditioned facility (such as a shopping centre, library, community centre or restaurant) for at least several hours every day.
    • Spending time in an air-conditioned facility (such as a shopping centre, library, community centre or restaurant) for at least several hours every day.
    • Avoid sunburn, stay in the shade or use sunscreen with SPF 30 or more.
    • NEVER leave children or pets alone in a parked car.
  • Check in on others: 
    • People living alone are at high risk of severe heat-related illness. Check regularly on older people, those who are unable to leave their homes, and anyone who may not be spending at least several hours every day in air-conditioned places for signs of heat-related illness.
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